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debidoo

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Are you a careful driver?
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:55:50 pm »
We just had a horrific car accident in our town with two fatalities - a grandfather and his 11 year old grandson.  They pulled out in front of a person driving a camaro at reported "excessive" speed - that driver is in critical condition.  I know this is a bummer topic but I am just wondering what the heck is wrong with people.  They are in such a hurry for what?  To shave a min or two off their travel time?  To have people think they are cool because they have a muscle car?  I dread going out to drive honestly - no one goes the speed limit or even close to it.  They pass when they shouldn't.  I hope people will start to think if they don't care about their own lives maybe some others do.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 06:12:43 pm »
I'm so glad you asked. I keep wondering why no one follows the rules of the road anymore. It seems as though people cannot be courteous when driving. It's a me first mentality.  :o

If everyone went the same posted speed limit, stayed in their lane (hopefully the far right lane) as much as possible, kept off their mobile devices and stayed a reasonable amount of car lengths behind the driver ahead of them, we would have vastly fewer accidents happening. The jockeying for position creates an unsafe environment for all involved.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 06:48:07 pm »
So sorry to hear that. I consider my self a very careful driver. I also am always looking out for the crazy driver out there. I just taught my granddaughter to drive because her mom or dad had no patience with her. Hopefully she too will turn out to be a careful driver. So far she seems to be one.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 07:21:33 pm »
I can't effort recklessness or I can't drive mine.  I still ride my bike.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 08:37:03 pm »
I consider myself a careful driver, but I do go over the speed limit. I'm also pretty aggressive, I learned to be when driving in a city with a bunch of idiots that try to run you over, cut you off, etc. So taking the initiative is self-preservation.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017, 05:08:34 am »
Most people speed.   Not being smart but you automatically want to blame the car that was driving along straight in his lane of traffic.  But say nothing about the man who "pulled out in front of him".  Both drivers most likely played a part.  I drive to work on the interstate and on a big open 4 lane highway.  The speed limit is pretty low and there are only a couple of places where a car could even pull out from.  Stop and look before you pull out. lol.  It is easy to get above the posted speed.  And just for the record - I was traveling this road a few weeks ago and going the posted speed limit and some idiot sat there until I got almost to him and then pulled out.  He also then took the ditch because he saw I was going to flatten him.  He was ignorant.  He just wanted to get "in front of me".  He in no way had time to pull out. 

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 06:42:12 am »
yes I drive the speed limit and dont text and drive

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2017, 07:44:31 am »
yes I try to be careful.   Haven't had a ticket in 7 years.   Can't believe I got that one !!!!!  2 miles over the speed limit,,,   ( school zone)     

I try to watch everything going on around me,,,  its the crazy drivers that you need to watch lol   

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2017, 08:28:04 am »
I am a very attentive careful driver, never a ticket or accident in over 40 years of driving!

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2017, 08:34:43 am »
Yes I think I'm a good driver.  I've been in a few fender benders but it was never my fault.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2017, 01:48:14 pm »
I consider myself a careful driver. I don't speed and when there are drivers who try to cut in front of me or honk, I just let them go. I try to leave early for work or wherever I need to go to, just so that I can take my time and get there. As far as l go, I've never had to cut into traffic to get somewhere. I'm very safe.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2017, 03:17:54 pm »
I have had a drivers license since I was 14 and am now 74. Never had a ticket of any kind, But was 2  bad car  accidents in 3 months just because of people driving like idiots and running  stop lights,  They both walked away from them ok and I on the other hand spent 9 months  of serious therapy and now years of  chiropractic work on my back.

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2017, 04:10:21 pm »
I try to be as careful as possible.  It is the other folks that I am worried about.
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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 06:19:25 am »
I feel like I have to be more careful around here because most of the people driving just don't care. When I was living in UT the drivers weren't that bad. They're horrible here in CO. Pulling out without looking, speeding, etc...

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Re: Are you a careful driver?
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2017, 05:58:19 pm »
I try to drive carefully, but sometimes you also have to be a bit aggressive too or else you cannot cross lines, especially in metropolitan locations.

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